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|New resources to assist with managing preparations for 15 December 2021|
|The Premier announced that employers must undertake a COVID-19 risk assessment under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 and Public Health Directions.|
New resources to help you are available on the WorkSafe website now, including a risk assessment tool, fact sheets, Safety Plan templates, Safety Plan review guides and video content.
The WorkSafe site also includes guidance notes for industry such as How to deal with a COVID-19 case at your accommodation venue (download here).
Conducting a COVID-19 risk assessment and the ‘risk profile’ you develop helps you make informed decisions about the effectiveness of the COVID-19 controls you have in place.
It’s especially important if you are considering specific controls that are not required for your workplace by Public Health (such as the mandatory vaccination of your workers). It will help your business to remain safely operating as we welcome interstate visitors from 15 December.
|A Case and Outbreak Management Plan captures your business’s roles and responsibilities in preparing for and responding to a confirmed case of COVID-19 in your workplace or setting.|
When a case or outbreak of COVID-19 is identified, Public Health works closely and quickly with the business to stop the virus from spreading.
Having a plan ready will alleviate some of the pressure you will face in the instance where there is an outbreak. Information including templates, fact sheets and checklists are available on the Coronavirus website here.
For a list of considerations to help you minimise disruption for your business when cases of COVID19 are present in the community, please visit the Tasmanian Coronavirus web page:
|Worksafe Tasmania advice|
|Worksafe Tasmania advisors are continuing to offer appointments to assist with: Reviewing and providing recommendations on COVID safety plans Providing workplace health and safety advice in relation to managing the risks associated with COVID in the workplaceSupport with conducting a risk assessmentSupport regarding how to create an outbreak management plan.The service can be accessed by contacting 1300 366 322 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org|
You can also request an appointment online here.
|PCR tests free for visitors to Tasmania|
|PCR tests required for entry for those coming to Tasmania from high-risk destinations can be conducted in State-run clinics in those states, at no cost to the traveller. |
There is ample capacity within the State’s testing clinics to cater for Tasmanians looking to travel out of the State to jurisdictions that require a pre-travel test.
This is good news for our tourism industry and local businesses and removes a potential barrier to travel, both for those wanting to come home to visit family and friends, or for those wanting to come and experience Tasmania.
Need Help – Connect
Sarah Courtney State Minister for Health, Women, Strategic Growth, Small Business, Hospitality & Events launched the “Need Help – Connect”, a six page pocket size booklet of manned phone support organisations. The booklet is a partnership of Eastcoast Regional Development Organisation Inc (ERDO), Orford Triabunna Chamber of Commerce Inc (OTCC) and Rural Alive & Well (RAW).
These organisations recognised the State need for access to support for the many without a computer or smart phone during this time of uncertainty. The print of 10,000 booklets will be distributed Statewide by RAW, locally through The Village, doctors surgeries, chemists, politicians offices etc. and a pdf version of the information card can be downloaded from ERDO or OTCC websites.
RAW website is www.rawtas.com.au
If you need any further information please contact Jane Teniswood (ERDO/Eastcoast Networking Group) 0458 631 689; or Darren Thurlow of RAW 62541092.
The region abounds with beautiful beaches, historic sites, magnificent views, rewarding walks, and includes the iconic World Heritage listed Maria Island National Park.
The Orford Triabunna Chamber of Commerce region has a population of approximately 1,900 according to the recent Census.
Triabunna was the winner of the 2016 Keep Australia Beautiful Australia’s Tidy Town Award. See details here.